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The Whitby Animal Services Centre usually has a selection pets available for adoption. Please view the photos below of animals available for adoption right now.

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To view any of these animals in person, please visit the Whitby Animal Services Centre. Our staff are available to assist you with any questions you may have and provide as much information as possible about our pets. 

Location and Hours of Operation

4680 Thickson Road N., Whitby, ON

Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays

Choosing the right pet for you and your family

Think about what you and your family want from a pet - a quiet companion, an active playmate, a family friend? Every breed of dog and cat has unique characteristics and each individual pet is different. Remember, caring for a pet is a big commitment. When choosing a pet, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much time do I have to spend caring for my pet?
  • Do I want an active or passive pet?
  • How much of my income can I spend on a pet?
  • Am I a patient person?
  • Why, exactly, do I want a pet?

Adoption costs

All of our adoption fees are listed below. All adopted cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and are provided with a complimentary one year animal licence, and pet identification tag. 

Kitten adoption fee (under 1 year of age): $250.00
Cat adoption fee: $150.00

Puppy adoption fee (under 1 year of age): $500.00
Dog adoption fee: $250.00

All other animals adoption fee: $50.00

Please note that adoption fees are subject to HST. 

Additional expenses

Please consider these additional expenses when adopting a new pet:

  • Yearly vaccinations, check-ups and veterinary care
  • Obedience classes
  • Flea control, worming and grooming
  • Boarding
  • Food, toys, beds and litter

Six reasons to adopt an adult cat

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  • An adult cat's personality has already developed, so you'll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
  • Adult cats have longer attention spans which makes them easier to train than kittens.
  • Adult cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to forget where the box is.
  • Adult cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike kittens, who may get into mischief.
  • Adult cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.
  • Adult cats are the hardest to find homes for, so when you adopt a mature cat, you're saving a life.